Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Cote said the governor has not delivered on all of his promises.
“The fundamental promise Gov. LePage made repeatedly to Maine people was, ‘I am a job creator who knows how to grow Maine’s economy.’ ” Cote said. “All personality points aside, the fundamental fact, seven-plus years later, is he has not gotten the job done.
“Maine lags New England and the country when it comes to job, income and economic growth. And rural Maine has been hit the hardest.”
Right now, Maine has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to lead the way in energy innovation, build a strong statewide economy that works for all of us, create thousands of good jobs, increase our energy independence while reducing people’s energy costs and protect our quality of life.
January 19, 2018 • Video
AUGUSTA — Democratic candidate Adam Cote is leading the gubernatorial fundraising race, according to campaign finance reports that were being filed Tuesday with the state.
Cote, a Sanford attorney and 20-year veteran of the Maine National Guard, has raised $546,000 since he launched his campaign last April, including $278,000 in donations during the last six months of 2017, his campaign said. Cote has $350,896 in cash on hand.
January 16, 2018 • Press Release
$546,000 Raised Shows Strong Support for Combat Veteran, Energy Entrepreneur, Message of Change
(Sanford, Maine) – Political outsider, Maine Army National Guard combat veteran, renewable energy entrepreneur, attorney and Sanford, Maine native Adam Cote’s Democratic gubernatorial campaign topped the full field of 20-plus gubernatorial campaigns raising over $546,000 and demonstrating strong support for his message of change, new leadership, and a focus on growing a strong economy that works for all Mainers.
January 12, 2018 • Video
"Dedication and hard work, and focus on being a part of a team, really the concept of being part of something larger than yourself, is really the most important thing." - Adam Cote on service
December 8, 2017 • Press Release
(Sanford, Maine) – Maine Army National Guard combat veteran, renewable energy entrepreneur, attorney and Sanford, Maine native Adam Cote’s Democratic gubernatorial campaign today announced plans for a 16 county, 16 week “Maine’s Future, Maine Jobs Tour” that will start in Northern Maine in January 2018 and continue through March. The tour will start in Aroostook and Penobscot Counties in January and more details will follow.
Cote offered the following statement about the tour:
I had the opportunity to meet Adam Cote recently at an event in Waterville. The field of Democratic candidates for governor of Maine is strong; Cote, a decorated veteran and businessman, is particularly impressive. I spoke with him personally about why he’s running, and I also observed him interacting with a voter who identified himself as a Republican and wanted to know why Cote deserved his vote.
There has not been a Colby alumnus as Maine governor since 1908, but, 100 years later, that could change. Adam Cote ’95, a member of the Democratic party, announced his candidacy for governor on April 19 2017. His campaign slogan “New Leadership, Strong Economy,” speaks to his status as an outside candidate and his decision to run for public office with no formal political experience.
It’s looking like Medicaid expansion will continue to be one of Maine’s signature issues through the 2018 campaign. Democratic gubernatorial candidates raced to back expansion after LePage’s statement on Thursday.Adam Cote tweeted that it will be his “first priority” in office.
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